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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Introducing: smarTrike, It Grows with your Child

I have a basement of outgrown children's gear - clothing, toys, and play-on-toys.  All that kids stuff can get to be pretty costly, especially when it's only used for a short period of time.  Therefore, over the years of parenting, I've come to realize that the best children's products are those which are dual purpose, or those which can grow with your child.

Introducing: smarTrike

Over the last few weeks, we've had the opportunity to try out the Chic smarTrike, and we have got to say that is is incredible.  I offered the tricycle to my sister and her growing family.  My little nephew is  between stage 3 and stage 4 with the smarTrike - and they have a baby girl who will grow into stage one of the trike by next spring. So, it is the kind of toy that is going to last and be used for several years into the future.

 Features of the smarTrike
  • bottle holder
  • extendable sun canopy
  • fold-able footrest
  • fold-able non slip footrest
  • high back support, with a washable cover
  • parent foot brake
  • rubber wheels
  • pull out clutch for free wheeling
  • safety bar
  • shock absorber with built in suspension
  • storage bag
  • super swivel wheel for steering comfort
  • telescopic steering parent handle
  • toy phone
Right away it was apparent that the smarTrike is something special.  It is so well made and incredibly durable.  My nephew is a rough and tumble kind of guy and loves anything that goes.  He can easily pedal this trike, yet mom or dad can be behind to keep a hand on the steering handle to keep him on the straight and narrow. The steering handle is easily manipulated one-handed, keeping a hand free for holding onto another child (or a coffee, if one is so lucky).    It was mentioned that when comparing the smarTrike to other pedal riders, this one was by far the easiest for my nephew to navigate.

The smarTrike is the Cadillac of trikes.  I listed the many features and they are amazing.  All these features make the smarTrike the ultimate - there will be no having to purchase a new stroller, or tricycle over the first few years.

Stages of the smarTrike
Stage 1 – Parent-controlled trike (10M): At 10 months, the baby is comfortable seated in the high back padded seat. At this stage the parent fully controls the trike.
Stage 2 – Guided trike(+18M): Once the baby has grown (+18M), the high back support is removed, while safety bar protects the child. Parents fully control the trike.
Stage 3 – Training trike(+24M): At 24 months, fold in the footrest and let your child learn how to pedal.
Stage 4 – Classic trike(30-36M): At 30 months, remove the parent handle and your child can ride independently.

Landon is all smiles when on the smarTrike.  He can master the art of pedaling and steering with this trike.  Since he is the middle child, he is loving that he has something all his own and can show off his skills.  We think that the smarTrike is a must-have item for any home with young children.

 In a Nutshell:
smarTrike® products are convertible, multifunctional and grow with the child from 6 &10 months to 36 months and up.
 They put an emphasis on comfort for both the parent and the child.
smarTrike® manufactures and distributes its products to more than 42 countries worldwide.

Visit smarTrike to find purchasing information, and stay connected by liking smarTrike on facebook.


Jennifer Van Huss said...

What a great bike! My DD2 has one of those pushable bikes but it is so hard to steer. I end up popping her on her back wheel (not too safe!) to make turns! I'll have to look into this one!

Maya Fitzpatrick said...

I've been eyeing this all summer. We have a similar one (different brand) that we got for our oldest, but it hasn't held up as well over time. I think I will definitely get this one for our third.

Bonnie Way said...

I WANT ONE!!! My youngest would LOVE this. She's all about riding toys, but the old-fashioned trike we have right now tips VERY easily and is hard to pedal (none of my three girls have ridden it much, actually) and back-breaking to push. This is such an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing... I'm off to check it out!

Suzanne said...

What an awesome bike for the little ones! I know my two would have had tons of fun with it.

Mom vs. the boys said...

these look really cool, my boys would have loved these when they were little